James Nelson

Jim Nelson

Mr. James Nelson is currently serving as the President and CEO of Sunworks, Inc., an operator and consolidator of solar integrators in the western United States. Jim began his executive career 30 years ago at Bain and Company, the premier business strategy consulting firm in the world, where he managed a team of consultants on four continents solving CEO-level programs for global companies.  Prior to joining Solar3D, he spent 20 years working in the private equity industry as both a capital partner and operating CEO to portfolio companies.  Mr. Nelson was a General Partner at Peterson Partners (2007-2009) and at Millennial Capital Partners (1991-2010–previously known as Invest West Capital).   In addition to his responsibilities in acquisition and divestiture, Mr. Nelson worked as an executive of a number of portfolio companies. He served as CEO of Euro-Tek Store Fixture, LLC, Chairman of the Board of American Retail Interiors, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Panelview Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Critical Power Exchange, as well as sitting on numerous Boards both in and out of the PE funds’ portfolios.  The companies led by Mr. Nelson have created exceptional returns for the investors—sometimes over 20 times the original investment. Prior to his years in private equity, Mr. Nelson served as Vice President of Marketing at Banana Republic/The Gap, where he managed company-wide marketing, as well as the initial international expansion of Banana Republic.  He was also General Manager for the highly profitable catalog division.  He also served as Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development at Saga Corporation, a multi-billion dollar food service company. Mr. Nelson received his MBA from Brigham Young University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and was named the Outstanding Master of Business Administration Graduate.